Punjab

SP Salwinder Singh facing sexual harassment cases compulsory retired

August 18, 2017 04:01 PM
Dismissed SP Salwinder Singh

Amritsar: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the compulsory premature retirement of controversial suspended Punjab SP Salwinder Singh, 54, following his trial in sexual harassment cases as well as other complaints against him. He is currently lodged in jailed here.

As stated in the complainant, Salwinder Singh had conducted an inquiry against victim's husband and not only took Rs 50,000 from her but also sexually exploited her for clearing her husband's name in the case. 

Then Gurdaspur SP, Salwinder's name had come in media glare after he claimed that he was abducted near the Indo-Pak border by Pakistani terrorists who later carried out an attack on the Pathankot Air Force station on January 2 last year. He was interrogated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), subjected to a polygraph test, but was later given a clean chit.

Amaritsar jail

The proposal for his premature retirement was mooted by state DGP Suresh Arora to the state home department after examining various complaints and ongoing cases against Salwinder. The proposal was approved by the chief minister recently, confirmed chief minister's media adviser Raveen Thukral. Salwinder, who is lodged in Amritsar central jail, is facing trial in two sexual harassment cases.

Salwinder was absconding in a sexual harassment case registered against him in Gurdaspur last year and had surrendered before a Gurdaspur local court on April 20.The case was registered against him on Aug 3, 2016, for repeatedly raping a woman.

As per the complainant, the former cop was conducting an inquiry against victim's husband and not only took Rs 50,000 from her but also sexually exploited her for clearing her husband's name in the case. Another case was registered against Salwinder in October last year after five women cops made a sexual harassment complaint against him to state DGP.

 

 

 

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